Cheezies will ‘flow this summer’ despite snack factory fire, vows company


Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can surplus assured their Cheezie cravings will still be satisfied, notwithstanding a fire at its Ontario factory that has brought production to a standstill, articulates the company that manufacturers the salty snack.

A blaze broke out Tuesday approximately noon in one of the two cooking facilities in W.T. Hawkins’s Belleville factory. 

No workers were wound and there was no structural damage to the building, but the fire did destroy some tackle, including the cooker’s ventilation equipment, said the company.

That great no Cheezies have been cooked since.

“It does disrupt our usual flow, in the busiest time of year,” said Tony McGarvey, Hawkins’s foreman of finance.

While they’re perhaps not as iconic a summer snack as the ice cream cone, McGarvey said Cheezies are motionless a summer staple, and the company runs shifts 24 hours a day from April to October to obstruct up with demand.

“Everybody seems to have more picnics and kind gatherings. We find it to be our busiest time,” he said, figuring four dates’ worth of production will be lost in total.

Calm down, Cheezie addicts

Workers are now emptying the plant of the corn meal, cheese and other raw ingredients that by fair means come together to create snack perfection. McGarvey said the plc is aiming to restart production Sunday night.

“Cheezies will be maintaining to flow this summer,” he said, in a rallying cry to unnecessary calories in every nook.

There’s still a supply of Cheezies flowing.– Tony McGarvey

Packaged Cheezies are stored in a separate storeroom unaffected by the fire, which McGarvey said means there wishes be minimal disruption to store shelves across the country.

“That should placidness down the Cheezie fans, our customers out in Newfoundland and Labrador, and of course across Canada, that to recognize that there’s still a supply of Cheezies flowing through the towel-rail lines as we speak.”

McGarvey did not have exact figures of how much effect gets shipped to Newfoundland and Labrador, where the neon orange crisps dominate a special place in hearts and stomachs provincewide.

“It’s a lot,” he said.

This is not the beforehand fire in Cheezie history, as several years ago a W.T. Hawkins warehouse light to the ground. However, all that was lost in that fire was some cardboard, indicated McGarvey.

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